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Canal tavern

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South Parade, Thorne DN8 5DZ, England
01405 813688
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Very friendly family pub. Good food at reasonable prices. everything home...
Very friendly family pub. Good food at reasonable prices. everything home made, lovely pies, fresh fish homemade chips.good british traditional pub with open fire.
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    Very good
  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunchtime

Yeh. On entering we ordered drinks at the bar. There was no 'hello' from the barmaid, no smile or welcome whatsoever. We all have bad days, but come on - if you don't like the public, don't work with the public!! However, it does improve. We ordered food, a pleasant young girl brought it and it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
YehorNeh
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Yeh. On entering we ordered drinks at the bar. There was no 'hello' from the barmaid, no smile or welcome whatsoever. We all have bad days, but come on - if you don't like the public, don't work with the public!! However, it does improve. We ordered food, a pleasant young girl brought it and it was very very good.... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We called here on our way to Lincoln after seeing reviews on Tripadvisor. We weren't disappointed. The service was great and the food tasty and hot.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Visited for Sunday lunch. Great atmosphere. Friendly staff, good service. We all had the carvery, the food was very good, fresh, well cooked, hot & tasty. Excellent value of money Highly recommended

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doncaster
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

A great mix of food, good home cooked pub food with lovely chips. Great Sunday lunch type dinner for our granddaughter, the beef was lovely and melted in the mouth. Prawns with chilli sauce recommended. Would visit again,

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We have visited the Canal Tavern 3 times in the last 4 months & everytime it delivers on all counts . It has to be said if you are after fine dining , then this may not be for you,but otherwise dont miss this place ! The menu is generally bistro / pub fayre but usually done to very good... More 

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DONASTER
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85 reviews 85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Great mix of food and drink. Lovely location by the canal with friendly staff. Good home cooked pub food with all the usual and some tasty specials. Good sized restaurant but you need to book Sunday lunch as it gets very busy! I love the chips and home cooked pies! Great puds to share too! A wide variety of drinks... More 

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Cottingham, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Visited for the 1st time today. Wow the carvery was fabulous all home cooked the roast beef just melts in the mouth. Big selection of veg & as much gravy as you wish. Landlady came across to chat to us, all the staff very friendly & cheerful. Nice cosy atmosphere as well. As we have recently moved to the area... More 

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Bedford
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

As we live in the area we often frequent the Canal Tavern for lunch or Evening meal. The food is simple but delicious and very reasonably priced. The welcome is always friendly and the atmosphere in the small restaurant is intimate. There has not been any trouble or rowdiness when we have visited. Highly recommended!

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I'm rating this on its carvery and it get 4 stars. These guys know how to cook a joint of meat and a wide choice of fresh 'real' veg makes for the perfect Sunday plate. Nice to be asked 'one Yorkshire pudding or two?' And the stuffing had actual sausage meat in rather than the usual mush -or dry crumbs,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Went with friends who live in Thorne,went on Saturday night for drinks,lovely atmosphere everyone's so friendly.Went on Sunday for the carvery ,it was fabulous,choice of meats plenty of vegetables to choose from,and if you've got room,you can go back for more! Good value

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: South Parade, Thorne DN8 5DZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  South Yorkshire  >  Thorne
  • Phone Number: 01405 813688

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

Description

Very friendly family pub. Good food at reasonable prices. everything home made, lovely pies, fresh fish homemade chips.good british traditional pub with open fire.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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